John Byrne’s TV choices for the week ahead. Dates covered: Sat August 30 to Friday, September 5.
There are lots of new and returning shows to look forward to as August gives way to September and the new TV schedules begin. Among the newbies are Domestic Divas, Jamie's Comfort Food, and Our Zoo.
Pick of the week
Domestic Divas (Tuesday, RTÉ One)
This brand new series promises to be a master class in achieving domestic bliss. Aisli Madden and Cat Lawlor are on a mission to help the helpless, to demonstrate basic life skills that came so naturally ...
John Byrne catches the final episodes of The Honourable Woman and The Shelbourne, a documentary about Match of the Day, and Peter Capaldi's debut as the 12th Timelord
Reviewed: The Honourable Woman (Thursday, BBC Two); The Shelbourne (Thursday, RTÉ One); MOTD@50 (Friday, BBC Two); Doctor Who (Saturday, BBC One)
It's been common knowledge for some time that TV is going through a golden age while the film industry is in creative decline and increasingly reliant on blockbusters, comic book adaptations and remakes to keep its owners happy.
At one end of the TV spectrum you've got ...
John Byrne's TV choices for the week ahead.
Starting this week
Rizzoli & Isles, Thursday, Alibi
Season five of this amiable procedural starring Angie Harmon as police detective Jane Rizzoli and Sasha Alexander as Rizzoli's BFF medical examiner Dr Maura Isles.
Franklin and Bash, Thursday, Sony TV
This American comedy-drama's beginning its third season, with Breckin Meyer and Mark-Paul Gosselaar continuing as unconventional lawyers and long-time friends.
Ending this week
The Simpsons, Saturday and Sunday, Sky 1
Season 25 wraps up with a double helping of episodes, the first of which (playing on Saturday night) packs a wobbly-chinned ...
Actor Davood Ghadami is to play the new ladies' man in EastEnders, Khoroush 'Kush' Kazemi.
John Byrne's TV choices for the week ahead (Dates covered: Sat Aug 16 - Friday August 22)
This week John Byrne takes in the quirky comedy of Noel Fielding, BBC One's new Saturday night show, John Creedon's return to the box, and The Simpsons' Lego special.
John Byrne's TV choices for the week ahead (Dates covered: Sat Aug 09 - Friday Aug 15)
Pretty Little Liars was the big winner at last night's Teen Choice Awards in Los Angeles taking home five of the big television categories.
The first episode of the next season of Nashville will include live musical performances from two of the main characters.